Loudoun County Public Schools
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management
As the third largest school system in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is a rapidly growing district that instructs more than 70,000 students at its 84 public schools. LCPS has demonstrated its strong commitment to energy conservation by promoting smart energy behavior and applying energy efficiency principles and practices to its operations. LCPS is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued commitment to increasing energy efficiency through the creation of an energy-saving culture among students, staff members, and parents. Key accomplishments include:
- Saving more than $54 million and preventing the emissions of more than 290,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide over the past 19 years.
- Benchmarking district facilities in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and earning ENERGY STAR certification for 45 district facilities.
- Promoting its success using ENERGY STAR resources for energy management during a presentation for the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce in May 2013.
- Striving to integrate ENERGY STAR tools from the design phase to the construction and operation phases of its facilities. In 2013, LCPS earned ENERGY STAR certification for Lunsford Middle School, which had previously achieved the Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR designation. Two additional schools, Champe High School and Douglass Elementary School, which also achieved Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR, are currently eligible for ENERGY STAR certification.
- Participating in EPA’s ENERGY STAR National Building Competition. In the past, just one LCPS facility participated; in 2013, the inclusion of every eligible facility helped to build interest and support for all members of the competition team at each facility.